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“I am a stranger”: Becoming Ruth

Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg / April 26, 2014

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Ruth is a stranger in more senses than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign religious tradition?




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Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg is the author of several books and articles including The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious, Genesis: The Beginning of Desire, and the forthcoming Book of Numbers (Schocken, 2014). She holds a BA and PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University. After teaching English literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she turned to teaching Torah and has taught in Jerusalem at Matan, Yakar, Pardes and the Jerusalem College for Adults. She holds a Visiting Lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. She travels widely, lecturing in Jewish, academic and psychoanalytic settings. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg.


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